A Phased Array Antenna with Hemispheric Scan for Satellite Tracking
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The possibility of replacing large highly directive parabolic antennas for satellite tracking with a phased array is investigated. It is shown that a non-planar array with a circular horizontal cross section and an elliptical vertical cross section has a far field radiation pattern suitable for satellite tracking. The problem is formulated for solution by a high speed digital computer and an analysis of the performance of the optimal array design is presented.
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